FGS launches changemaker contest for scholarship recipients!

The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) is pleased to announce a new program: The Global Changemaker Legacy Award. This award program is designed to recognize FGS scholars in the world who have widened their viewpoint through international experiences and are actively creating positive change.

STA Start The Adventure Scholarship

STA Travel has partnered with The Foundation for Global Scholars with a $10,000 financial contribution to support GRIT scholars. This financial award from STA is called the “Start the Adventure” scholarship, which offers: Two $2,500 scholarships for two GRIT scholars for the international experience portion of the program ($5000 total) STA GRIT scholars receive $500 …

Recognizing the Fall 2015 Start the Adventure Scholarship Winner Kathryn Lyle

By: Tiffany Harrison, STA Travel Communications Manager At STA Travel, we believe in making international travel more accessible to student and youth travelers. It’s a core value of our business, which is why we were thrilled to once again team up with the Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) to help make students’ travel dreams a …

GRIT: A New Leadership and International Scholarship Program

2,000 students: that’s number of remarkable individuals Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) has supported since 2007 with scholarships for study abroad programs. These students have transformed into global citizens and brought back new ideas to the U.S. while developing cultural competence through international experience.

Endless Possibilities for FGS ‘Fiji Changemaker Scholarship’ Recipient

If there is a single word that sums up the Foundation for Global Scholars, it is ‘evolution.’ In 2015, FGS evolved its mission and vision, introducing the GRIT Program and changing from a scholarship-only program for college students to a leadership and scholarship organization for 18-30 year olds. But even before this year, FGS has …

Past Scholarship Recipients

Past scholarship recipients – PDF records 2015 Winter 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2015 2014 Fall 2014 Spring/Summer 2014 Winter 2014 2013 Fall 2013 Summer 2013 Spring 2013 Winter 2013 2012 Fall 2012

University of Cambridge: 01223 33 77 33

Phone the University of Cambridge on their switchboard phone number 01223 33 77 33 if calling from the UK or phone their international helpline number +44 1223 33 77 33 for assistance. You may phone these lines for all academic enquiries including scholarships, admissions criteria and for accommodation applications.

Support the Foundation for Global Scholars

Dear friends of Foundation for Global Scholars: Colorado Gives Day is tomorrow. We would appreciate your donation – of any size – to support our scholarship program for college students pursuing study abroad programs.

2nd Annual Global Changemaker Legacy Award – Applications Opening Soon!

The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) is pleased to announce that applications for the second annual Global Changemaker Legacy Award will soon be open. This award program is designed to recognize FGS scholars in the world who have widened their viewpoint through international experiences and are actively creating positive change.

GRIT Summit

Summit overview The Summit is the first component of the GRIT scholarship. It is a four-day (three-night) gathering in Denver, Colorado from June 13 – 16, 2016. This program equips participants with conscious leadership skills, cultivates design thinking, develops cultural competence, works to improve communication skills with people of different backgrounds, and connects participants with …

Global Changemaker Series: Catherine Callaway’s Integrating Heart-felt Compassion with Hard Science

Catherine Callaway is a disciplined student with a clear direction. This clarity of direction came to her six years ago under the saddest of the circumstances, the loss of her grandfather. Since then, Catherine has dedicated herself to becoming a neurosurgeon. This dedication has come in the form of academic studies in cognitive science and …

Our People

Board Of Directors Christie Doherty – Chair Christie Doherty is the President of Trinity Partners, LLC a business performance consulting firm that specializes in leadership and organizational development, business process and workforce transformation. Trinity Partners has a unique niche in the area of corporate culture and inclusion strategies for progressive organizations focused on state of …

Timelines & Deadlines

When should I apply for a scholarship? The reference to Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter do not reflect the academic calendar of any given university. This is impossible due to the great variation among US institutions (i.e. semesters, trimesters, quarters, etc.), in addition to the variation that exists across all other academic systems around the world …

Our Story

The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) was established in 2006. Founders Cynthia Banks and Shelia Houston knew firsthand the value of study abroad and international perspective and understood that very few (less than 2%) of American college students studied abroad. Their vision was to open doors for as many college students as possible to have …

How to Apply

In 2016 FGS will introduce a new scholarship program, GRIT. The information below remains accurate through the end of 2015. Are you eligible? Read the criteria. Ensure you are eligible for an FGS scholarship. All requirements must be met. When can you register? You can register and apply only when an application period is open! …

Resources for international experience

Intern / work abroad Medical Missionaries Global Health Fellows: offers two recent college graduates planning on entering the health professions the opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country. Fellows spend one year in Thomassique, Haiti, working at St. Joseph’s Clinic, where they act as liaisons between Medical Missionaries—the US-based organization that …

Scholar Stories

Winter-Spring 2016 Scholarship Recipients Neida Ahmad Home University: University of Arizona Major: Spanish & Psychology ’17 Studying In: Alcalá de Henares, Spain As a bilingual child, growing up in a Pakistani family, Neida aspires to create more inclusive learning environments for young bilingual and ESL students. Neida says, “I want to be able to change …

News

In effort to better serve more students with funding opportunities, The Foundation for Global Scholars will be restructuring its scholarship initiatives, including the proposed GRIT program, and all scholarships are on hold until further notice. Unfortunately this means applications will not be accepted for 2016; however, we look forward to offering new and exciting opportunities …

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Notice In effort to better serve more students with funding opportunities, the foundation for global scholars will be restructuring its scholarship initiatives, including the proposed grit program, and all scholarships are on hold until further notice. unfortunately this means applications will not be accepted for 2016; however, we look forward to offering new and exciting …

About

Why we exist We believe in cultivating young leaders who act consciously and intentionally to create sustainable impact. More young people than ever are traveling abroad and have the desire to address global issues. But even the best of intentions can create unintended consequences if done without considering the big picture or all stakeholders. We …